RF Skin Tightening FAQ's
Everything you need to know about RF Skin Tightening
RF, also known as Radio Frequency, is an excellent non-surgical solution to turning
back the clock on ageing, RF targets lax skin to improve tightness and smoothness of
loose skin on the face, neck and body.
How does it work?
RF Skin Tightening technology uses a handpiece that is slowly rotated over the
treatment area. The handpiece transmits radiofrequency waves through the upper
layers of the skin to the dermis & subdermal layers, heating it to between 39-45°c
while the epidermis remains undamaged and unaffected.
The act of applying this heat to the dermis triggers three excellent benefits:
Tissue retraction – The heat causes local contraction of the collagen fibres, which
immediately tightens the skin to reveal a lifted, tighter and more youthful appearance.
New collagen formation – Heating the dermis stimulates the production of new collagen
which is essential in the battle against signs of ageing. Increased collagen equals plumper,
firmer skin with a greater level of elasticity.
Improved circulation – RF also improves the blood and lymphatic flow.
This helps induce a better oxygen supply and greater toxin clearance to
further reduce the signs and effects of ageing.
What does the treatment feel like?
Most clients feel no pain or discomfort during RF treatment. Some Find the
warm sensation relaxing. If you have any concerns, please let us know prior to treatment so we can arrange the necessary means to ensure your RF sessions are as comfortable as possible.
Why choose RF?
There are many reasons why clients are turning to RF for skin tightening solutions.
RF can be used to treat the entire body – RF can generally treat all the most common areas of lax or lagging skin. From under eyes to jowls and neck, décolleté to upper arms, abdomen to thighs and more!
It’s painless and non-invasive – making it a great alternative to invasive surgery. There is also no downtime required post-treatment so that patients can get on with their day as usual.
Results are psychologically satisfying – clients will notice an instant improvement to their skin after their RF treatments, and the results only get better with time.
What should I expect after my treatment?
There are minimal redness and heat in the treated skin and this generally subsides not long after the treatment is completed.
When will I start seeing results?
When it comes to the tightening and lifting effect of RF, you may be able to see this instantly. You will notice immediate improvements to your skin tone that will improve with each session. The collagen remodelling aspect of RF takes a little more time and you will reach full benefits of the collagen stimulation around 3 months after treatment.
Do I have to follow special care after my treatment?
You don't need to worry about any post-treatment care regimen following your RF sessions, but it is a good idea to avoid excess sun exposure and always apply sunscreen if you're going out into the sun. Caring for your skin will ensure the beautiful results of your RF treatments stay with you for a long time to come.
How many treatments will I need?
This will all depend on your individual situation, and we will carefully assess this for you during your consultation. Some clients may only need 4 treatments, while others may require 6 or 8 to achieve brilliant results.
How frequently do I have to have a treatment?
Typically to achieve maximum results, a course of 6-10 treatments will be prescribed spaced at once or twice a week.